3rd December 2016
An audience with Stuart Turner (In aid of the Motorsport Safety Fund).
PLEASE NOTE: VENUE CHANGE:
The Vale Golf Club ,Hill Furze Road, Bishampton, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2LZ: http://www.thevalegolf.co.uk
- Saturday 3rd December 2016 10.30 for 11am start.
- Pre-booking essential - closing date 27th November 2016.
- £25 per person.
- All proceeds going to the Motorsport Safety Fund Charity.
- Three course lunch included in price and served at 1pm.
- Event closes at 3pm.
Stuart Turner starting in rallying as a navigator in the 1950s. He won 1960 RAC Rally navigating for Erik Carlsson in a Saab.
Turner gave up his career in accounting to become a writer and jack-of-all-trades for the Motoring News but in 1961 at the age of 28, Stuart Turner become the Competition Manager for British Motor Corporation (BMC) bringing the likes of Paddy Hopkirk, Rauno Aaltonen, and Timo Makinen to the fore.
After a brief spell at Castrol, in 1969 Turner took a job with Ford as Director Motor Sports in Europe and Manager of Advanced Vehicle Operations during the heyday of the Escort rally successes. Turner stayed with Ford until 1999 with jobs in Public Affairs and Motorsports.
The event will consist of an introduction from the TR Register Car Club, then a session with Stuart talking candidly about his time in BMC and Ford motorsport. Split into two sessions either side of a three-course Sunday roast dinner there will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
Alternatively telephone: 01235 818866.
Stuart Turner & Erik Carlsson winners of the 1960 RAC Rally